Geopark Langkawi: Southeast Asia Was Born From Here, Geologically

Instead of buying lots of duty-free chocolates, try get stuck on the boat inside crocodile cave. Since June 2007, Langkawi was accepted by UNESCO's Global Geopark Network (GGN) to claim itself as a geopark. Langkawi the island, as a whole now has been renamed as Geopark Langkawi which consist of three geoforest parks; Machinchang Cambrian, Kilim Karst and Dayang Bunting Marble.

Geopark Langkawi is an archipelago consist of 99 smaller islands, tropical climate offers year-round temperature in predictable range, 34 degree C (daytime) to 25 degree C (nighttime). 30km off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia, minutes away from Southern Thailand maritime border.

Dry Season: December - February.
Wet Season: March - November.

Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Langkawi
Estimate age of 450 - 550 million years old. The geopark where oldest known rocks can be found. Provides evidence that geologically, all Malaysia region and even all Southeast Asia may have begun from here. Langkawi cable car is here, steepest ride on earth.

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi
Have all kinds of geologic attractions eg: limestone landscape, mangrove rainforest, virgin beaches, coastal wetlands, and two nature parks islands namely Langgun and Dendang.

Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park, Langkawi
Langkawi's globally known enormous freshwater lake is here perched on the very edge of the ocean, formed from the collapsed of an ancient caves. Marble caves and marble mine is here, one of the best in the world. Venture inside Pasir Dagang cave to experience magical cavern filled with curtain stalactites and gigantic limestone chandelier.

Photos credit: Langkawi Geopark.

Below is 10 fun things to do in and around Geopark Langkawi. Cable cars, street foods, island hopping using jet ski, skytrex 'flyying fox zipline' in the jungle, parasailing, wander around rice paddy field, snorkeling among baby sharks at Pulau Payar, the beaches and more.

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